For doctors, the so-called cure refers to clinical treatment, that is, after a series of treatment, the body has no symptoms and meets the health standards. But it is not absolutely permanent, and there are very few diseases that may be cured permanently.
Take the common cold as a case, we have overcome the cold through personal immune function and drug treatment. But when the next pathogen infection, the cold will come again, which is not to say that the last time not cured, but the disease again appeared!
The cure standard of cancer in clinic is mainly to see the survival rate of patients within five years. This measure is due to more than 90 percent of cancer relapses occurring within five years of treatment. Therefore, if the patient has no primary and metastatic cancer foci after treatment, and there is no recurrence and metastasis within five years, it will meet the clinical cure standard!
Cancer is not an incurable disease
Cancer is a malignant tumor, which is related to DNA variation in cells in vivo, so cancer is a genetic disease. As far as the current medical technology is concerned, there are many treatment methods for cancer, and new treatment methods are coming out and researched. At present, the commonly used treatment methods are surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, targeting and immunotherapy, and they have achieved good therapeutic effects;
There are many types of early cancer and inert cancer. After diagnosis and active treatment, they can be effectively controlled, and even meet the clinical cure standards, such as thyroid cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, NPC, etc., and the survival rate of early patients in five years is about 70% – 90%
Even if cancer is late and has lost its surgical opportunity, treatment is not meaningless. After several courses of chemotherapy, some patients can be removed by surgery after the tumor is gradually reduced. Moreover, the purpose of the late treatment is to improve the survival time and quality of life of patients. Compared with the patients who give up treatment, the patients receiving treatment have higher quality of life, the condition can be effectively controlled, and even the standard of survival with tumor can be reached!